The PMR/F service learning experiences strengthen participants’ abilities to bridge medicine and public health in order to comprehensively address population health. Graduates are prepared to provide leadership in disease prevention and health promotion at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels, as well as internationally. Our learners include Epidemic Intelligence Service graduates (physicians, veterinarians, and other health professionals) and other comparably-trained professionals.
Preventive Medicine Residency
Has 12- and 24-month tracks for physicians depending on whether a learner needs an MPH or two years of training to fulfill board exam requirements.
- The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)external icon.
- Graduates qualify to take the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)external icon exam for the specialty of Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
- For more information, see the ACGME Preventive Medicine Program Requirementsexternal icon.
Preventive Medicine Fellowship
Is a 12-month fellowship for nurses, veterinarians, and dentists with an MPH.
- Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds
- Group check-in
- Direct patient care, 1 day per week**
New learner training and orientation start July 1
Initial Milestone evaluation due*
Site visits for all supervisors and learners
Routine monthly tasks
CDC Washington and Congressional orientation
Mid-year Milestone evaluations due*
Routine monthly tasks
Mid-year site visit for learners (supervisors optional)
360 Degree Evaluation
Routine monthly tasks
Register for ABPM Exam**
Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference
Final Milestone evaluation due*
Deliverables due: project summaries, success stories, and clinical log
American College of Preventive Medicine Conference
New host site orientation begins New learner pre-orientation begins Graduation
*Learner develops ▸ Supervisor reviews ▸ Program director reviews ▸ Competency committee reviews
** Residents seeking ABPM certification only
PMR/F Performance Requirements
While in the program, residents and fellows participate in activities that focus on growing and applying critical leadership and management skills. There are six potential project areas and descriptions for each are included in the menu that follows.
Use epidemiologic methods to identify and address issues of public health importance.
- Conduct or participate in a field investigation of a potentially serious public health problem that requires a timely response
- Design, conduct, and interpret an epidemiologic analysis
- Evaluate a public health surveillance system
Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of a public health project or initiative focused on population health that is either ongoing or in development.
- Identify program structure and organization, stakeholders, and components in the program environment
- Identify information sources and gather relevant data
- Plan and execute an evaluation
- Use evaluation outcomes for quality improvement
Develop a working knowledge of how to effectively administer a program
- Develop and evaluate a strategic plan using a collaborative approach
- Analyze a budget and make recommendations for future
- Manage a project
- Develop a working knowledge of personnel management approaches
Apply scientifically sound techniques to conduct a policy review or develop policy guidelines.
- Use scientific data in forming population health policies or recommendations
- Effectively communicate the importance of recommended policies or actions to stakeholders
- Identify priorities or agendas that could facilitate or impede recommended policies or actions and make strategic adjustments accordingly to advance the policy process
Develop a grant proposal (or a portion of it) or participate in an objective review process evaluating grant applications (grant must provide essential public health services or complex budget management).
- Develop either a grant proposal or a strategic plan on how to develop a grant
- Review grant applications systematically and objectively
Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate scientifically sound population health improvement initiatives (e.g., health needs assessments, stakeholder engagement efforts, health interventions).
|PMR/F 24-month Residency ABPM Certification||PMR/F 24-month Residency seeking MPH and ABPM Certification||PMR/F 12-month Residency ABPM Certification||PMR/F 12-month Fellowship||PH-TIPP 12-month ABPM Certification||PH-TIPP 12-month Fellowship|
|Funding source||PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded||PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded||PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded||PMR/F or CDC-based host site funded||Self-or Employer funded||Self-or Employer funded|
|MPH or Equivalent from CEPH-accredited program||•||•||•||•||•|
|Physicians (MD, DO, MDDS)||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Completed 1 year of training at an ACGME-accredited residency in U.S.||•||•|
|Completed 2+ years of training at an ACGME-accredited residency in U.S.||•||•|
|PhD (in a Public Health field of study)||•|
|Applied to / Accepted to U.S. Public Health Service at time of application||Optional||Required||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Matches to host sites that propose projects after acceptance||•||•||•||•|
|Applies with a host site and defined projects||•||•|
|Demonstrated Experience in Applied Epidemiology||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Demonstrated Experience in Program Administration||•||•|
|Demonstrated Experience in Grant Proposal and Evaluation Development||•||•|
|Active unrestricted license in specialty||•||•||•||•|
• Indicates all applicants must meet these criteria to apply for the program indicated in the column